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June 2021

Federation of Catholic Schools
United and 
Alive in Christ
News from the North County
Federation of Catholic Schools
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SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!
Give praise and thanks to God for the gift 
of our Catholic school communities in North County!
Our principals, priests, teachers, students, parents, families and parishioners worked together to ensure that our students continued their academic, spiritual and social-emotional growth throughout the 2020-21 school year, in the midst of the pandemic.  Please pray for a restful and healthy summer for everyone!

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Farewell to Mr. Danzeisen
After four decades of dedicated service to Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and four years of leadership as North County Director for the Office of Catholic Education and Formation, Mr. Rick Danzeisen retires today!  Our Federation of Catholic Schools in the North County Deanery thanks Rick for his work with our schools and sends prayers for him and his family as he begins this new chapter of life.


Trinity Catholic High School Farewell
The Federation also sends many thanks to Mr. Dan Grumich, Mrs. Kristen Shipp, and all of the faculty and staff of Trinity Catholic High School past and present, for their tireless work and commitment to the high school youth in our North County community.  Trinity's presence will be deeply missed as they draw their final school year to a close.  We pray for all in the Trinity family during this difficult time of transition.
May the love of the Father enfold us, 
the wisdom of the Son enlighten us, 
the fire of the Spirit enflame us. 
And may the blessing of our Triune God 
rest on us and abide with us, now and evermore.

All alumni and families of Trinity Catholic and our predecessor schools are invited to join us for a special farewell party on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Trinity Catholic High School from 3:00pm-9:00pm. All Covid-19 safety precautions will be in effect. Enjoy food, drink, walk the halls one final time, and share great memories. Please mark your calendar and we hope to see you there! For more information click here.

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SUMMER RESOURCES

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FREE FAMILY ACCESS TO CATHOLICBRAIN.COM

Our Federation of Catholic Schools Shared Technology Library (funded by a Beyond Sunday Grant from the Roman Catholic Foundation) includes a subscription to www.CatholicBrain.com for all families in our North County Deanery.
Sign up today for your FREE family account to access daily bible readings, videos, a virtual Vacation Bible School and more! This is an easy resource to use with your children to bring some extra joy, peace and prayer into your home this summer.

To receive details on how to set up your free account, complete this form.


"Treasured" - Discovering You're Priceless to God
Free Bible Camp at St. Ann - June 28-July 1 
For Children Completing Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Reserve your child's spot today at https://stannchurch-stl.org/vbs/
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The St. Louis County Library Summer Reading Club starts June 1! 
Visit www.slcl.org/summer-reading for details.
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Find More Summer Learning Resources and Activities at:
Summer Resources



Mrs. Addie Govero Named New North County Region Director 

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The Archdiocese of St. Louis Office of Catholic Education and Formation recently announced that Mrs. Addie Govero, current principal at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School, will become the new North County Region Director in July.  Mrs. Govero is beginning her 20th year in Catholic education, serving as principal for the past 8 years at Blessed Teresa, and prior to that 11 years as a 3rd-8th grade teacher at All Saints School in St. Peters.  "I am very excited about my transition from principal to north county region director and looking forward to continuing the work of the Federation and growing Catholic education in north county," said Mrs. Govero.

Govero holds a Masters in Educational Leadership/Administration from Lindenwood University, where she also received her undergraduate degree in Education and specialist degree in Educational Leadership/Superintendent.  She is currently working toward a doctorate in Educational Leadership at Lindenwood.  

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant Role Continues for 2021-22
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Dr. Alice Prince supports our principals and teachers as the Diversity & Inclusion Consultant for our Federation of Catholic Schools.  The Diversity Committee developed a plan and received a Beyond Sunday Transformational Innovation Grant from the Roman Catholic Foundation to initiate this role in the 2019-20 school year.  Through that initial grant and the work of Dr. Prince with our Diversity Committee, our report and plan was written and shared in the summer of 2020. Recognizing the importance and value of having the support of a consultant to work with principals and teachers, the Archdiocese of St. Louis Office of Catholic Education and Formation has provided continued funding this year (2020-21) and through the 2021-22 school year so that Dr. Prince can continue in this role.  Our Federation is grateful for this support from the Archdiocese as we move forward to ensure our schools continue to be places where all students have a sense of belonging as they grow in knowledge, faith and service to others. 


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Job Opportunities
Check our Federation of Catholic Schools website for job opportunities available in our schools and parishes of North St. Louis County. New opportunities are posted as they become available, at


 EXPLORE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
NOW ENROLLING 2021-22 
It's never too late to spread the good news - our Catholic Schools in North County are NOW ENROLLING preschool, kindergarten and 1st-8th grades for the 2021-22 school year.  Please share www.ExploreCatholicSchools.org with your friends, family and neighbors who may be in search of a school community that will support the growth and development of their child(ren) in mind, body and spirit!
 
Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation
see http://ttef-stl.org/info-for-parents/ for more details.



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Spread the Word! Follow our Schools and Parishes on Facebook

Many of our Federation schools and parishes are becoming more active on social media, especially Facebook.  Please consider "Liking" these pages on Facebook and sharing their posts when something may be of interest to your network! By "Liking" and "Following" you can also catch a glimpse of the many great academic programs and service opportunities that our Catholic school students engage in throughout their days!

Other North County Catholic institutions are also on Facebook - be sure to follow them, too!
North County Community News
  • MODOT has announced a new road closure and detour involving Dunn Rd. and New Florissant Rd. Information about detours and road closures due to the I-270 North project can be found at this MODOT website: 
    http://www.i270north.org/

  • True North is the authentic story of the many diverse communities and people that make up the northern part of the St. Louis metro region. Being authentic means that we acknowledge our struggles, embrace our diversity, celebrate our successes and invest in the future. Follow the stories of our community! 

  • COVID-19 Vaccination information is available from the St. Louis County Health Department at https://stlcorona.com/covid19-vaccines/

What's Happening in the North County Deanery?
Our Federation of Catholic Schools website features a page that includes a map and links to each parish bulletin/website for the 15 parishes and 8 Catholic schools that are located in the North County Deanery of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Visit this link to learn more about each of our unique and active parish communities: 

  

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         Email: advancement@FederationofCatholicSchools.org